Programming environments (IDEs) have been stayed pretty much similar for almost 20 years or so. We have a working environment and editor. Light Table – a new IDE concept article hints that that things could be different and more advanced if we want.
Light Table – a new IDE concept article mentions that despite the dramatic shift toward simplification in software interfaces, the world of development tools continues to shrink our workspace with feature after feature in every release. Even with all of these things at our disposal, we’re stuck in a world of files and forced organization – why are we still looking all over the place for the things we need when we’re coding? Why is everything just static text?
Light Table is based on a very simple idea: we need a real work surface to code on, not just an editor and a project explorer.